incapacitating incapacitating  /ɪn kə ˈpæ sɪ ˌteɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) that cripples or disables or incapacitates



  1. One in six patients, a separate study found, developed nerve damage ranging from minor tingling in the feet to incapacitating pain and weakness.
  2. The attacks included search-and-destroy missions against Afghan villages, the machine-gunning of unarmed civilians and even the dropping of incapacitating gas by Soviet gunships.
  3. Progress is being made in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, a baffling disease incapacitating about 100,000 Americans.


  1. Crash delays traffic on north U.S. Highway 87

    One man was sent to the hospital with incapacitating injuries Monday morning after a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Highway 87 and Farm to Market 2105.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  2. Amish family thrown from buggy in crash

    Amish family thrown from buggy in crash Two adults and three children suffer incapacitating injuries in accident on Baseline Road. Register Jun 7, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); Bloominggrove Twp. — Five members of an Amish family were rushed to Med Center Hospital in Mansfield Thursday afternoon after being hit and spun off ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

  3. Three injured when vehicle goes off road and overturns near Old Washington

    OLD WASHINGTON -- A one-vehicle accident on Fairground Road Tuesday morning injured three individuals including a Freeport man who was transported to Southeastern Med with non-incapacitating injuries.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian


  1. Mexico has done "an outstanding job in identifying major drug-trafficking king pins and extraditing them and incapacitating them," Chertoff added.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Michael Chertoff Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Lindsay said being Tasered was a "very intense, very incapacitating pain," but it subsided within seconds.
    on May 2, 2008 By: Fred Lindsay Source:

  3. "This decision ensures that the executive does not falsely claim credit for detaining and incapacitating terrorists, when in many documented cases they have just swept up innocent men and hidden them from scrutiny," said CCR President Michael...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Michael Ratner Source: Common Dreams (press release)

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